NEW ways of cracking down on plastic use are in the bag for a supermarket giant.

Morrisons – which has a store in Worth Way, Keighley – is offering paper carrier bags to all its customers.

The scheme is being rolled-out next month following successful trials in eight branches.

Made to carry up to 16kg in weight, the reusable bags will sell for 20p.

Andy Atkinson, group customer and marketing director, said: "We are taking another meaningful step that will remove an estimated 1,300 tonnes of plastic out of the environment each year.

"Our customers have told us that reducing plastic is their number one environmental concern, so introducing the paper bag across the nation will provide another way of cutting the plastic in their lives."